We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Canal tavern

Pub
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
South Parade, Thorne DN8 5DZ, England
01405 813688
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Very friendly family pub. Good food at reasonable prices. everything home...
Very friendly family pub. Good food at reasonable prices. everything home made, lovely pies, fresh fish homemade chips.good british traditional pub with open fire.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 28 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunchtime

Yeh. On entering we ordered drinks at the bar. There was no 'hello' from the barmaid, no smile or welcome whatsoever. We all have bad days, but come on - if you don't like the public, don't work with the public!! However, it does improve. We ordered food, a pleasant young girl brought it and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
YehorNeh
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
233 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Traditionally styled pub with restaurant area. Popped in with my wife while stopping off at Thorne for a short stay and had a reasonable time sat in the tavern. An enjoyable visit except, perhaps, for two small things. Firstly, the girl serving at the bar, while being pleasant enough, was clearly more interested in serving the locals than me, a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hull
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Canal Tavern, as it's name suggests is alongside the canal in Thorne. We were travelling through the Village (too small yet to be a town) and stopped to stretch our legs with a stroll along the canal bank and admire the narrow boats parked up there. We turned a corner to cross a footbridge and there was the Canal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Just been for lunch 5 adults. All meals were beautiful. A roast, gammons and fajitas. Great service too. Hubby wasn't impressed with the john smiths though lol.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Yeh. On entering we ordered drinks at the bar. There was no 'hello' from the barmaid, no smile or welcome whatsoever. We all have bad days, but come on - if you don't like the public, don't work with the public!! However, it does improve. We ordered food, a pleasant young girl brought it and it was very very good.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancashire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We called here on our way to Lincoln after seeing reviews on Tripadvisor. We weren't disappointed. The service was great and the food tasty and hot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited for Sunday lunch. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff, good service. We all had the carvery, the food was very good, fresh, well cooked, hot & tasty. Excellent value of money Highly recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
doncaster
Level Contributor
138 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A great mix of food, good home cooked pub food with lovely chips. Great Sunday lunch type dinner for our granddaughter, the beef was lovely and melted in the mouth. Prawns with chilli sauce recommended. Would visit again,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have visited the Canal Tavern 3 times in the last 4 months & everytime it delivers on all counts . It has to be said if you are after fine dining , then this may not be for you,but otherwise dont miss this place ! The menu is generally bistro / pub fayre but usually done to very good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
DONASTER
Level Contributor
90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great mix of food and drink. Lovely location by the canal with friendly staff. Good home cooked pub food with all the usual and some tasty specials. Good sized restaurant but you need to book Sunday lunch as it gets very busy! I love the chips and home cooked pies! Great puds to share too! A wide variety of drinks... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Visited for the 1st time today. Wow the carvery was fabulous all home cooked the roast beef just melts in the mouth. Big selection of veg & as much gravy as you wish. Landlady came across to chat to us, all the staff very friendly & cheerful. Nice cosy atmosphere as well. As we have recently moved to the area... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Canal tavern also viewed

Thorne, South Yorkshire
Thorne, South Yorkshire
 
Thorne, South Yorkshire
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
 

Been to Canal tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Canal tavern

Address: South Parade, Thorne DN8 5DZ, England
Phone Number: 01405 813688
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Thorne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Pub

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South Parade, Thorne DN8 5DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Thorne
  • Phone Number: 01405 813688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Description

Very friendly family pub. Good food at reasonable prices. everything home made, lovely pies, fresh fish homemade chips.good british traditional pub with open fire.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Canal tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?